With the arrival of June...
..., some of us are heading into the heat of summer while others are welcoming the cold of winter. As our community has members scattered around the globe, no matter what time of year it is, scrolling through the 365 Picture Today feed provides us with glimpses of the beauty of diversity that Mother Nature provides each and every day.
This same beauty in diversity exists amongst the amazing people who make up this community! One of the things that I love most about being a part of this group is “meeting” so many people, each of whom brings a unique perspective, literally, through daily photos, but also through the shared words and stories that accompany our photos, as well as in comments left on the photos of others. Since many of us have not been allowed or have chosen not to travel this past year, the photos of beautiful faraway places shared by others have been a welcome respite from our own familiar surroundings. Seeing other people celebrating life’s milestones, milestones that we ourselves are either long past or hoping to reach one day, becomes a catalyst for sparking memories and illuminating dreams. What a daily gift we can give to one another!
How many photography tips have been shared? An product recommendations? Recipes? Book suggestions? We all don’t enjoy shooting the same subjects or dining on the same cuisines or disappearing into the same kinds of books...that’s not the point. The point is that there is something here for everyone and everyone is welcome. That’s beauty in diversity. It is my hope that we can come together as a community to offer unified and sincere support, well-wishes, and virtual-hugs to one another.
We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” Jimmy Carter
Whatever the season of nature and the season of life in which you stand right now, embrace it, celebrate it, photograph it, share it. And may we all keep our hearts and minds open to embracing and celebrating the beauty of diversity that is us, the 365 Picture Today community!
Happy June and happy picture-taking!